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Dr. Melba S. Ketchum
In 2008, Dr. Ketchum recieved two samples from alleged Sasquatch that gave some unusual DNA results. One sample was from a TV show. The publicity from that show triggered the submission of a large number of samples that were allegedly obtained from Sasquatch. Though those two samples were consumed without conclusive evidence, the findings were interesting enough to warrant further investigation. As a result of the examination of these two samples and the influx of new samples, Dr Ketchum then set out to design a research program aimed at proving or disproving, once and for all, the existence of Sasquatch. The results of this exhaustive study will be revealed this year, 2011.
Grew up in Texas City, Texas. She is a Moody Scholar and attended Texas A&M University where she received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine after five years at the university. She had a mixed veterinary practice until she founded DNA Diagnostics. Dr. Ketchum has shown horses extensively and has a ranch in Texas where she still maintains registered Quarter Horses and American Paint Horses as well as a herd of Charolais cattle. Dr. Ketchum is the president and founder of DNA Diagnostics, Inc. d/b/a Shelterwood Laboratories. Established in 1985, DNA Diagnostics has become a leader in all types of DNA testing including: Human and animal forensics, Human and animal paternity and parentage testing, disease diagnostics, trait tests, animal and Human identity testing, species identification and sex determination.
Most common species of animals are tested at DNA Diagnostics. Dr. Ketchum has also established a research program ranging from Gene mapping to developing the VeriSNP™ (patent pending) platform for universal Genetic evaluation in multiple species of animals. Other research includes Genetics of disease, population Genetics and other Genetically important traits such as coat color in animals. Dr. Ketchum is a past three-term Chairperson of the International Society for Animal Genetics Equine Genetics Standing Committee. She has also been Dog Map Chairperson and a Committee member on the Dog and Cat Parentage Committee. She is currently the Treasurer for AFDAA, The Association of DNA Analysts and Administrators. Dr. Ketchum has a daughter and a son and lives on her Attoyac Valley Ranch in East Texas.
DNA Diagnostics, Inc. - Genetics, Forensics, Paternity, Human DNA Testing, & Animal DNA Testing
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